Redford clarifies: not pushing feds to impose national carbon tax
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she isn’t urging the federal government to impose a national tax on carbon emissions.
Redford made the comment in Edmonton today following a news story quoting her talking about such a plan while in Ottawa.
Redford says her position has been consistent all along.
The premier says she’s not endorsing a levy, but should Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government consider such a tax, it could look at Alberta’s carbon program for guidance.
Alberta taxes heavy emitters $15 a tonne above greenhouse gas emission intensity limits and then uses that money to fund green initiatives.
Opposition Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says Redford should be fighting harder to make her position clear.